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. >> reporter: the head of metro's transit union says her heart goes out to the family of the victims. jackie jeter also says this shooting underscores the pleas her union has made in the past to metro for more police protection on buses. in southeast d.c., karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> the news edge on maryland now where an off-duty police officer was shot early this morning. the officer was in overly in baltimore county when he came upon a crowd of people in the street. it was 3:15 a.m. police say he stopped his car and asked the group to move so he could get through. that is when someone came out of the group shooting. the officer was shot twice. is he expected to survive. >>> tonight -- he is expected to survive. >>> tonight family and friends gather to remember a young man shot a year ago and pray for the suspect to be found. kevin victor wanted to be a marine and he was a standout athlete. now his brother darrius plays with kevin in mind while his family waits to hear something from police they say that have been silent more than nine months. >> he's my motivation. i do it for him
shut down ports all over the east coast have been averted for now. the longshoremen union along the east coast and the gulf of mexico says it will extend its contract for the next 30 days. that extension prevented a possible strike which could have crippled operations at ports that handle nearly half of all cargo in the united states including in our area at the port of baltimore. >>> we have breaking news tonight out of prince george's county where we are following a deadly fire in a townhome in green belt. you're looking live at the scene on laurel hill road. the flames broke out an hour ago. fire investigators say one person is dead in this fire, two others in the hospital, but with nonlife threatening injuries. no word yet on a cause. >>> a news alert from the district, d.c. police want to talk with these two men they are calling persons of interest in the murder of a man on capitol hill. the victim, jason emma, was shot and killed monday while he sat in his car on c street northeast blocks from his home. emma grew up in arlington county and had just recently moved to capito
to work state. yesterday, the state house and senate approved bills limiting unions from collecting fees from nonunion workers. the bill has caused an uproar with union workers who say union rights are now at risk. the battle between labor and business could hit the auto industry especially hard. the governor says the bill promotes worker equality. equal >>> more protests developing in egypt today and those protests are threatening to divide the nation. thousands are still protesting against the newly elected president. mohammed morsi went on tv saying he is open to dialogue and wants to meet the opposition tomorrow. they say the speech served no purpose. president obama called morsi last night to express his teen concern about the violence. >>> in the neighboring gaza strip, a historic leader by the leader of hamas. he will visit the palestinian territory for the first time in 45 years today. his visit is a sign of increasing boldness by the islamic militant group that is designated as a terrorist organization by the u.s. and israel. he will congratulate officials in gaza for their batt
collecting fees from nonunion workers. the bill has caused quite an uproar with union workers who say union rights are now at risk. ballet between labor and business could hit the auto industry especially hard. the governor says the bill promotes work equality. >>> mohammed morsi said he would not tolerate anyone trying to overthrow what he calls his legitimate government but the protestors say they'll continue. seven people are dead after violent clash this is week. >>> and historic visit by the leader of hamas to gaza tbeen e years. his party has been in control of the gaza strip for five years and he is arriving to mark the 25th anniversary of hamas' founding. >>> software mowing up john mcafee is back in jill after a brief trip to the hospital. he told the associated press he suffered chest pains but didn't believe he had a heart attack. this happened yesterday just hours after guatemalan officials rejected his bid for asylum. he was arrested for illegally entering the country on wednesday after weeks in hiding. he is a person of interest in the november killing of his american neighbor
at the longshoreman's union and the u.s. maritime alliance representing the shipping companies did not come to the temporary contract agreement. a federal mediator said, quote, the container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in prince pa -- principle by the parties. subjects were achieving an overall collective bargaining agreement. at dispute, the wages and container royalty fees which, are salary supplements based on what east container weighs. the shipping companies wa to cap those at last year's level but the nearly 15,000 longshoremen didn't want to froze and what they consider not an extra, but a part of their salaries. the new contract is not agreed upon and imports and exports like electronics, non- perishable foods, auto parts, airline parts, computer components, tiled manufactured goods and clothing would not have left the ports. >> any type of work action that may result in a suspension or stoppage of work would have an adverse affect. >> tens of thousands of other workers handling freight that moves through the ports and inland could have found themselves out of work an
for -- ports on the east coast has been averted for now. the longshoremen's union along the east coast and gulf of mexico says it will extend its contract for 30 days. that prevents a possible strike that could have crippled operations at ports including in baltimore. no. 1, a few tickets to the inaugural ball will be released to the public. if you want to go, head to the presidential inauguration committee's website to sign up. when tickets become available everyone who signed up online will get an e-mail and those tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. the ball will be held january 21st. that's tonight's fox 5 top five. >>> gary is back and i'm guessing it's a little too early to ask you about the inaugural forecast, 20 days away. >> they're always cold. the climatologically speaking yeah, it's going to be cold. >> i'll prepare. it was bone chilling cold four years ago. it was terrible. >> but what if it were snowing? >> i walk around like randy in the christmas stores. >> i always get to stay inside when it's nice and warm. sue goes out for the inaugurals and all that stuff
marriage and 30% support legal unions and 24% say same sex couples should not be allowed to enter into any such union and now we have president, kirsten, who came out in favor of same sex marriage and wants to leave it as a state issue, not a national law and some people, as the judges are comparing it to the '70s when opinion was evolve on abortion, and, the states seemed to be working it out and the court came down with a big ruling and, 40 years later we are still having the holy war on the issue. how do you see the court reacting do you see them, some people would say, creating a constitutional right? or do you think they are going to be narrow and modest in their decision. >> it would be a surprise if they did such a broad ruling and, just ginsburg talked about this a lot. roe vs. wade, how they should have left it to the states and let it play out and i suspect, the map you put up, tells the whole story, you look at that many states who banned it versus how many approved it, it gives you a good sense where the country is on the issue. yes, it is moving you in a direction and i expect
's union along the east coast and gulf of mexico will extend the current contract for 30 days. that extension prevents a possible strike that could have crippled operations at port and including the port of baltimore. in a statement today, the maryland governor martin o'malley wrote, quote, the port of baltimore continues to be a major part of the state economic strait generating and supporting thousands of jobs. during the extended period, we hope long-term resolutions can be reached for the hardworking families who depend on jobs and commerce linked to the port of baltimore. >>> to the state of the skins. it's the hottest ticket in town. the redskins play host sunday night as the two teams battle it out for the nfc east title and a place in the play-offs. our coverage begins at 5 with fox 5s lindsay murphy and more on the big showdown. hi, lindsay. >> reporter: to put this in perspective, fed ex field opened in 1997, and sunday's game is being called the biggest game in the 15-year history of the stadium and if you're still looking for a ticket, good luck. the price is super
will face stiff resistance from gun control advocates, including teacher's unions who argue grans no place in schools. expect -- argue guns have no place in schools. expect the debate to continue as teachers and students return from winter break. >>> a fox 5 followup on a story we have been reporting for a few days now. the woman gang raped in india has died. the six men accused in the brutal attack are charged with murder. the 23-year-old suffered severe organ damage. the crime has people all over the world demanding harsher laws against rape, confronting the fact that women are often blamed and discouraged from reporting the crime and talking about the abuse they face every day. >> who do you have to be your own, some incident, they would want to come and stand close to you. >> if convicted, the six men charged in the case could be put to death. >>> in pakistan, 33 people died and right now, investigators believe it's because of cough syrup. several more people are sick. this is the second time in recent months the government said medicine caused several deaths. local officials believe
, a move being slammed by the police union. paul wagner has more on that story. >> reporter: it's an elite unit made up of officers working undercover in the city investigating the drug trade and taking out street-level dealers working closely with homicide. the unit is being apparently and permanently dissolved in part to fight robberies out of the seven district stations. it's no secret that street robbers are an ever-present danger, some violent. this week, a eight-year-old girl was shot in the leg and her book band take -- bag taken. every day, police report twitter feeds report robbery after robberies. they said a specialized robbery supression team was deployed in the city and she's looking for more help n. a statement to fox 5, chief lanier said the strike force is a street-level narcotics unit being decentralized to the several narcotics units in the districts. they will be working narcs and robberies. a short decision, chording to the fop. >> the department hasn't told anyone internally or put anything in writing as usual, we don't know where they think they going to go, but whaty
barriers as he toured in countries in the middle east and the soviet union. he was awarded alive time achievement grammy in 1996 and wads name a kennedy center honoree in 2009. he died yesterday in norwalk, connecticut. he would have turned 92 today. great music. his was some of the first music i ever heard. my moms with a jazz fan and had that album. it hay lasting impact. >> still around to this day. people still listen to that song. >> yep. >> coming up income, we go live to fox business network in new york. you've heard the joke there is a starbucks on every corner. get yesterdayy -- get ready for more of that because the coffee chain is expanding. >> heading to the break, have you ever wanted to smell like your favorite food. pizza hut has released its own perfume. they asked facebook fans what they would name a pizza hut perfume. by the way, it is called pizza hut perfume.  >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news. you may soon start to see even more starbucks on the corners. we'll have more on that in just a moment. let's take a look at the markets. lauren sim
at the virginia credit union on gordon shelton boulevard. someone called to report an explosion overnight. security video confirmed an explosive device went off around 4 a.m. it scorched and damaged the atm, but it still functions. police evacuated the bank and nearby homes this afternoon after a dog detected a possible second device behind the bank. it was nothing. they gave the all clear a short time later. >>> another big story tonight, a 34-year-old manslaughter dead, his 34-year-old brother -- man is decked his 34-year- old brother hurt after -- dead, his 34-year-old brother hurt after apparently they were intentionally run over this morning in gaithersburg. >> reporter: just after 1:17 a.m. this morning police found one of the brothers unconscious on the grass next to a sign for the avalon school. video of the scene shows paramedics working on the man several minutes, but never regained consciousness. when police spoke with the man's brother, he told them this. >> he related to us that he and his brother had been in a black honda civic with at least two other people in the car. the
being slammed tonight by the fraternal order of police, the police union. fox 5's paul wagner is following this one for us. >> reporter: it's no secret that street robberies in the district are an ever present danger, some of them violent. just this week an 18-year-old girl on her way to school was shot in the leg and her book bag taken. every day the police department's twitter feed reports robbery after robbery. a few weeks ago the chief announced a specialized robbery suppression team had been deployed in the city and now she's looking for more help. in a statement to fox 5 chief lanier said, "the strike force is a street level narcotics unit that is being decentralized to the seven narcotics units already in the districts. they will be working narcotics and robberies." a short sighted decision according to the tv op. >> because the department -- fop. >> because the department hasn't told anybody or put anything in writing as usual, we don't know exactly where they think they're going, but what they've done at ethe day if you're a resident of the district of columbia you'r
recently was in the "wall street journal," yesterday, talked about, you know, using the state of the union and using it -- inaugural address to blame republicans, that doesn't sound like somebody who is working with republicans, to find a solution. it is time for the president to lead. >> chris: you heard the president's plan and he basically said, this is all i think we can get done in these next nine days, extend the bush tax cuts, for everybody below 250,000, and, extend unemployment benefits. and, as the number three republican in the senate, can you guarantee the republicans will not filibuster the plan? >> i can't even guarantee that the democrats will vote for it. you have many democrats on the record who don't like this, either. in the senate. the 250 number is too low. according to a number of the democrats. it doesn't deal with so many of the issues out there. so, i'm not sure that they even get a majority in the senate, even though the democrats do have a majority of the members of the senate. >> chris: and what about republicans? would you fill befoibuster it. >> i don't think
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